Turn the Corner in 2012: Corner Bakery Cafe Feeds Guest Appetites for Healthier Living

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a season of sweet treats, savory snacks and hearty comfort foods, it can be a challenge switching to less-indulgent, healthier options in the New Year. To help guests put the flavor back in healthy living, Corner Bakery Cafe today introduced a Facebook program inviting fans to kick off the New Year by committing to a healthier lifestyle and pledging to “Turn the Corner” in 2012.

“We’re committed to offering guests a healthier selection of prepared-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner options year-round, so they can enjoy great-tasting yet sensible meals without missing out on taste and variety.”

The first 10,000 guests to “like” Corner Bakery Cafe’s Facebook page and take the pledge on the Turn the Corner tab, sharing their plan for a healthier lifestyle in 2012, will receive a mailed offer for a free Corner Combo. Guests can choose from more than 100 of their favorite combos under 600 calories on Corner Bakery Cafe’s “100 Under 600” menu. Fans can also share the program with their Facebook networks to announce their commitment to a healthier lifestyle and encourage others to “Turn the Corner” and take the pledge.

“As passionate food lovers, we understand it’s easier to stick to New Year’s resolutions and healthy lifestyles when meals are flavorful and filling,” said Ric Scicchitano, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage at Corner Bakery Cafe. “We’re committed to offering guests a healthier selection of prepared-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner options year-round, so they can enjoy great-tasting yet sensible meals without missing out on taste and variety.”

All year long, guests are invited to visit the “100 Under 600” Calorie Counter on Corner Bakery Cafe’s website, mobile site and Facebook page for customized healthy meal planning. The Calorie Counter allows guests to create their favorite Corner Combo, pairing signature sandwiches, toasty panini, hand-tossed salads and homemade soups to find the perfect combination under 600 calories.

Corner Bakery Cafe's “100 Under 600” menu features a variety of calorie-wise options, from the Uptown Turkey Sandwich & Roasted Tomato Basil Soup to the Chicken Pomodori Panini & Mixed Greens or the Chopped Salad & Three Lentil Vegetable Soup. For a full list of the more than 100 Corner Combos under 600 calories, please visit www.100under600.com.

About Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe is a bakery-cafe restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in a casual atmosphere, offering dine-in, to-go and catering service for any occasion. Founded in 1991 as a small bread bakery in Chicago, Corner Bakery Cafe has been delighting guests nationwide with fresh, made-to-order meals for 20 years. The restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with 129 company-owned and franchised locations in 18 markets around the country. Roark Capital Group’s June 2011 acquisition of Corner Bakery Cafe has provided further resources and support for the greatly accelerated growth of both company-owned and franchise development. Corner Bakery Cafe offers innovative, seasonal menu options including a wide variety of egg scramblers and oatmeals for breakfast, flavorful sandwiches and signature panini, homemade soups, signature salads, fresh baked goods and an extensive catering menu. Corner Bakery Cafe delivers a premier bakery-cafe experience – and free Wi-Fi – in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere and gives back to the communities it serves as a Share Our Strength “No Kid Hungry” campaign partner, striving to end childhood hunger in America. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com, like the Corner Bakery Cafe Facebook page, or follow Corner Bakery Cafe on Twitter @CornerBakery.

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Contacts

Cohn & Wolfe for Corner Bakery Cafe
Madison Craig, 512-542-2842
Madison.Craig@cohnwolfe.com
or
Corner Bakery Cafe
Diana Hovey, 972-619-4148
Diana.Hovey@cornerbakerycafe.com

 

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